Student Groups

These are student organizations available to support students with disabilities and disability-related issues. The Student Organizations website has a complete, searchable list of all the current student organizations at Cornell.

  • Access Johnson
    Access Johnson is the business club for self-identified neurodiverse and disabled MBA students and their advocates. 
  • Big Red Adaptive Play and Design Initiative (APDI)
    APDI connects with the disability community around the Cornell campus and in Ithaca by adapting household objects and toys to become more accessible to those who have mobility and sensory issues.
  • Body Positive Cornell
    Body Positive Cornell seeks to empower Cornell students to reconnect with their innate body wisdom, cultivate a healthy and balanced relationship with their body, and foster a community of self-love. We work with Cornell Health to host weekly peer-facilitated discussions on topics of sizeism, beauty, and health, as well as put on programs to build positive changes to campus culture regarding mental health and body image. 
  • Cornell Minds Matter (CMM)
    A student organization that works to promote mental health and well-being, and decrease the stigma associated with mental illness and seeking out mental health resources. Members of Cornell Minds Matter serve as a liaison between students, faculty, staff, and administration at Cornell to guide policy and resources to serve the Cornell community. CMM holds workshops, training sessions, guest lectures and fun stress-reducing events, community services outing and other activities. An annual publication discusses various topics related to mental health through essays, poems and art.
  • Cornell's Chapter of The Diabetes Link
    The Diabetes Link empowers young adults with diabetes by providing access to peer support, connections, and expert resources.
    Cornell University Increasing Multicultural Admissions and Gains in Enrollment (CU IMAGE) is a undergraduate student-run organization comprising of over 800+ students. They work closely with the Diversity Outreach Team at the Undergraduate Admissions Office to help underrepresented students (African-American, Latin/x, Native-American, LGBTQ+, veterans, disabled, etc.) find a home at Cornell.
  • Disability Advocates Union at Cornell
    The mission of the Disability Advocates Union is to provide a forum for disability advocacy, create inclusive spaces for undergraduate students with disabilities, and to educate the Cornell community on disability issues and potential solutions.
  • Empathy, Assistance, and Referral Service (EARS)
    EARS provides training, workshops, and outreach to promote mental health, well-being, and help-seeking among the Cornell campus community.
  • Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program (KDSAP)
    KDSAP Provides free kidney screenings, health education, and advocacy. 
  • Neurodiversity @ Cornell
    Neurodivergent student support is embedded in different units across campus. The Neurodiversity @ Cornell webpage lists various student resources and groups.
  • Pelvic Pain Association at Cornell
    The Pelvic Pain Association at Cornell (PPAC) promotes solidarity and activism around pelvic pain issues. They are inclusive of many different conditions that may cause chronic pelvic pain, including PCOS, endometriosis, adenomyosis, vulvodynia, IBS, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and many others, including undiagnosed conditions.
  • Student Neurodiversity Alliance at Cornell
    The mission of the Student Neurodiversity Alliance at Cornell is to promote inclusion, to spread a more nuanced understanding of neurodiversity across campus, and to advocate for policies that will improve the experiences of neurodivergent people at Cornell.